Tsubota Pearl is one of those rare brands that has really stood the test of time. A Japanese brand specialising in metal and leather work that was founded over 60 years ago in 1952. From that day forward till today they have had only one goal in mind – to pay great attention to both originality and quality. All components are made within specialised workshops in and around the Asakusa area of Tokyo (AKA downtown Tokyo).
Hiroshi Tsubota was the man that started it all (Tsubota Seisakusho) subsequently choosing the name “Pearl” after the world’s first cultured pearl was invented in Japan. Hence the name Tsubota Pearl was born. Over the years a steady stream of incredibly beautiful products were crafted including lighters, cigarette cases, cigar cutters, business card holders, perfume roll-on atomizers, pill boxes, mirrors, optical cases, pens and money clips. Classic designs that never go out of style and are sold world wide.
BOLBO DOUBLE FLAME
The Bolbo was their first ever gas lighter, developed in 1964. A product so good it is still in production today. So elegant and sleek. A lighter that will get noticed for those that don’t compromise on style. The Bolbo Double Flame Lighter is easy to refill and uses butane lighter gas. Eagle eyed customers may have already noticed that I sell a few different colours/finishes from the elegant Bolbo Range. This version is a little different with a matte black finish, a double flame and refills via Butane Gas. I actually chose this lighter on the strength of the matte black finish, it just looks that good!
TIP: A double flame makes life so much easier when you have a larger than usual surface area to light, such as a particularly chunky pre-roll, a cigar or a pipe.
Probably don’t need to teach you how to use a lighter! Flick up the top cap and turn the flint wheel to ignite. You can adjust the flame height by turning the adjuster located on the base. For your safety it is important to not have a flame higher than 2-3 cms.
- To increase flame height – turn the adjuster towards + symbol
- To decrease flame height – turn the adjuster towards – symbol
TIP: The flame does not self-extinguish so please ensure you extinguish (just close the cap!) after use.
Please ensure that your flame height is set to minimum before refilling. The lighter should be base side up and held level. Insert the nozzle of your Butane canister into the base refilling valve. It will automatically provide a sufficient amount to the lighter tank and should only take a few seconds. Remove nozzle from valve and wait a few minutes to allow gas and lighter to reach room temperature before usage.
TIP: Wash hands thoroughly and wipe your lighter down thoroughly before use.
Over time you will need to replace the flint, best replaced when at 1/3rd of original size. To access unscrew the flint screw, remove old flint and replace with a new one. Replace the flint screw. I also recommend regularly cleaning the flint with an old brush to remove flint debris.
x1 Tsubota Pearl Bolba Double Flame refillable gas lighter in Matte Black
- One hand style
- Refillable (Butane Gas required)
- Material: Brass
- Size: 66 x 20 x 14 mm
- Made in Japan
- Colour = Matte Black
NOTE: Your lighter will arrive empty requiring the purchase of Butane Gas to fill.